Stephanothelys sororia Garay 1977

Drawing by © Dodson & Vasquez and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Cool LATE Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Sisterly Stephanothelys

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Peru and Bolivia in montane cloud forests at elevations around 1880 meters as a small to medium sized [in flower], cool growing terrestrial with a prostrate, becoming erect, fragile, nodose stem carrying narrowly lanceolate, light green with dark green stripes, acute, undulate margined, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, terminal, lightly sinuous, slender, racemose, peduncle terete, glabrous, with 2 to 3 bracts, to 2" [to 5 cm] long, rachis pulverulent, 4" [10 cm] long overall, laxly, successively single, 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence carrying white flowers.

Synonyms Aspidogyne sororia (Garay) Ormerod 2007; Erythrodes soraria (Garay) Dodson & R.Vásquez 1989

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Series II Plate 232 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 as Erythrodes soraria drawing fide